50 things to do in Beijing: historic Beijing

How to explore Beijing's fascinating history

Discover China's rich and varied history at these historic attractions throughout the city.

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See the national flag raising ceremony

See the national flag raising ceremony

Attend a Buddhist initiation

Attend a Buddhist initiation

Go West

Go West

See the Great Wall in style

See the Great Wall in style

Check out Mao's Mausoleum

Check out Mao's Mausoleum

Watch the sunrise at Jingshan Park

Watch the sunrise at Jingshan Park

Count the dragons in the Forbidden City

Count the dragons in the Forbidden City

Explore Beijing's old Muslim Quarter

Explore Beijing's old Muslim Quarter

See a Kunqu opera

See a Kunqu opera

Explore the best of the hutongs

Explore the best of the hutongs

Visit the tunnel warfare remnants

Visit the tunnel warfare remnants

Check out the Temple of Heaven

Check out the Temple of Heaven

Go to the National Museum

Go to the National Museum

Discover Yonghegong Lama Temple

Discover Yonghegong Lama Temple

Head to the Summer Palace

Head to the Summer Palace

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